We light the Evening Candle and say or sing:

Light and Peace in Jesus Christ our Love!

~Thanks be to God!


Stay with us O Christ, for it is evening,

~And the day is almost over.


May the mind of Christ my Savior Live in me from day to day,

By His love and pow’r controlling All I do and say.


May the Word of God dwell richly In my heart from hour to hour,

So that all may see I triumph Only through God’s pow’r.


May the Peace of God our Abba Rule my life in ev’rything,

That I may be calm to comfort Sick and sorrowing.


May the Love of Jesus fill me, As the waters fill the sea;

Him exalting, self abasing, This is victory.


May I run the race before me, Strong and brave to face the foe,

Looking only unto Jesus As I onward go.


May his Beauty rest upon me As I seek the lost to win,

And may they forget the channel, Seeing only Him.  Amen

Text: Katie B. Wilson Tune: MIND OF CHRIST St. Meinrad (1974




“I am your helper,” says our God,

“your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.”

 Psalm 10/11

I have taken shelter in LOVE,

so how can you say to my soul:

“Go, fly like a bird to the hills,

“for the wicked are bending their bow,

fixing their arrows on the string

to shoot the just from the shadows.


When the world falls apart,

what else can the good hope to do?”


But God dwells in the holy temple,

the heavens hold God’s throne;

Love watches the world

with eyes fixed on all the nations,

weighing both righteous and wicked,

rejecting those who love violence.


Hatred burns like a fire;

war brings a scorching wind.

Truth is just and loves justice:

The loving behold God’s face.


Glory to the ONE through the WORD

In the BREATH of Love!

As always before,
so now and evermore.  Amen

“I am your helper,” says our God,

“your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.”

READING    Colossians 1:9b-13

May you attain full knowledge of God’s will through perfect wisdom and spiritual insight. Then you will lead a life worthy of the Lord and pleasing  in every way. You will multiply good works of every sort and grow in the knowledge of God. By the might of his glory you will be endowed with the strength needed to stand fast, even to endure joyfully whatever may come, giving thanks to the Abba, who has made us worthy to share in the lot of the saints in light. God rescued us from the power of darkness and brought us into the reign of the beloved Son.



R. Adonai does deeds of justice; *God gives judgment for all who are oppressed.

V. Adonai is compassion and love;  *God gives judgment for all who are oppressed.

V. Glory to the Abba and to the Word and to the Holy Breath of Love.

Gospel Canticle of Mary


“The Reign of God is like yeast
that a woman mixes with three measures of flour
until the whole batch is leavened.”

It is customary to make the sign of the cross at the beginning of the Gospel Canticle.

My heart + is radiant with the Lord,

My whole being delights in God my Savior.


All people now will call me blessed

For God has loved this humble handmaid.

The Almighty has shown me great favor

Holy is the NAME,


Whose mercy embraces the faithful,

From one generation to the next.

The mighty arm of God,

Scatters the proud in their own conceit,


Pulls tyrants from their thrones

While lifting up the lowly:

Fills the famished with bounty,

And reveals the emptiness of riches.


Rescues lowly Israel,

Sharing such loving kindness,

As promised to our ancestors

To Abraham and Sarah, and their descendants forever.


Glory to the ONE and to  WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

“The Reign of God is like yeast
that a woman mixes with three measures of flour
until the whole batch is leavened.”


Litany of Intercession

For all who thirst—whose lives are endangered by lack of safe water to drink—whose crops and livestock whither from lack of rain, ~God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


For the millions of women and girls who spend much of their days fetching water for their families, animals and crops, ~God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


For all who suffer from too much water—from tsunamis and floods—and from the death and destruction, dampness and disease carried in the aftermath, ~God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


For those who hoard water, who waste it or pollute it—forcing others to pay excessively for water that rightfully belongs to all, ~God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


For those whose bodies, minds and spirits languish—cut off from the endless flow of God’s love enfleshed in self and others, in all creatures and all of creation, ~God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Prayer of Jesus

Our Dear Abba  …

Closing Prayer & Blessing

Creator God, we stand in wonder and awe before your gift of water that brings life and nourishment through streams and rivers, marshes and swamps, lakes, seas and oceans!  We marvel at water’s beauty and diversity of forms in dew and mist, rain and snow, hail and ice, humidity, vapor and steam.  As we celebrate  the creation and distribution of water on this second day of the week, strengthen our commitment to conserve and share this gift with wisdom and respect.    Amen.


May the God of all creation +   bless us with a hunger and thirst for justice.   Amen.


Let us bless Adonai!    ~And give thanks to God.

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Those who wish may end evening prayer with the Salve Regina
Marian Antiphon

Mother of Mercy, Our Queen we greet you. Our life, our hope, our happiness we hail you.

We call to you as Eve’s own children, and exiles.  To you we lift our hearts in sorrow and fear,  in this valley of tears.  Turn then, our loving Advocate, and look with favor upon us.

And after our life in exile, show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus.  O gracious, O loving, O Virgin benign, our Mother Mary.